from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, resembling, or produced by apoplexy: an apoplectic fit.
- adj. Having or inclined to have apoplexy.
- adj. Exhibiting symptoms associated with apoplexy.
- adj. Extremely angry; furious: "members of Congress who otherwise become apoplectic about wasteful government spending” ( Dan Morgan).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to apoplexy.
- adj. Marked by extreme anger or fury.
- adj. Effused with blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inclined to, or symptomatic of, apoplexy.
- n. One liable to, or affected with, apoplexy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of or pertaining to apoplexy; affected with apoplexy: as, an apoplectic fit; an apoplectic patient.
- Predisposed or tending to apoplexy: as, an apoplectic person; an apoplectic habit of body.
- 3. Serving to cure apoplexy: as, “apoplectic balsam,” Addison, Travels, Italy.
- n. A person affected with or predisposed to apoplexy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pertaining to or characteristic of apoplexy
I believe the term apoplectic would be appropriate should such an event come to pass.
So the girliemen don't need to go gettin 'apoplectic on us yet!
Mostly, I’ve spent the past week in apoplectic rage at the various slights visited upon the British people by the ones in charge.
Only I say it real apoplectic, which is the same as apologetic except you are also still pissed.
I can best describe as apoplectic chairs whose legs were fashioned like aquatic plants; tables upheld by tortured naked women; lighting fixtures in the form of tassels, and such horrors, in many houses of to-day under the guise of being "authentic period furniture."
Strine, however, pointed out that none of the journalists quoted Dimon directly on this point, sourcing the information instead to an interview with former Bear CEO Alan Schwartz or, in the case of Sorkin, who reported that Dimon was "apoplectic" over the guarantee, to an unnamed person involved or briefed on the talks.
And, as you've surely heard, "its winning of the Palme d'Or, the top prize at Cannes, last May provoked the conservative British press into an 'apoplectic' reaction, as Mr Laverty described it."
If the above responses appear 'apoplectic', I can only wonder how the upcoming Congressional oversight hearings will sound.
It's not going to pass by an overwhelming margin, and if you listen to CBC Radio, you'll hear the same kind of apoplectic and apocalyptic predictions of fire and brimstone from their collection of right-wing loons (not to be confused with the loonies, which are the one-dollar coins), but most Canadians are pretty mellow about issues that come under the category of live-and-let-live.
There was a report that some in the Bush administration, having shown him what they 'had,' were "apoplectic" about Chirac.
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